In 2015, we launched our first pilot program at CHML in Capitol Hill. Guided by two CHML teachers, 20 students (grades 1 – 8) created The Logan Club, an after-school program. Their mission was to unearth the fascinating history and stories surrounding their school community and their school’s namesake, John A. Logan.
The project offered a rigorous integrated enrichment program aligned with DCPS standards in English Language Arts and History. Students enhanced critical thinking, analytic and writing skills as they researched people, maps, photos, and documents relevant to their school community. The program facilitated student leadership while developing a strong sense of pride in their community.